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Hiv Enzymes

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HIV & ENZYMES

IN MY OF THE M.D COLUMNS I READ THE WORD ENZYMES IN HIV PATIENTS. I BELIVE IT WAS IN A COLUMN ON "WASTING". HOW DOES ENZYMES WORK AND DO HIV NEED ENZYMES INTAKE FROM FOOD OR DRUGS?THANKS ANTONIO REYES...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I didn't see the column. Enzymes is a generic word meaning a protein that helps process/cut-up other substances. In the setting of HIV wasting many persons develop a deficiency in their ability to digest foods partly due to a decrease in... Read more »

binge drinking, ekevated liver enzymes and HIV.

Dr. Bob, I drink too much alcohol almost every day for the past ten years. I had an unprotected... Read more »

12 months hiv neg but liver enzymes high

hi doc.McGovern thanks for your time by the way... On april of lsat year i gor assaulted and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Enzyme Could Hold Key to New AIDS Drug

The "latest and most exciting developmen[t]" for scientists performing basic science research on HIV is the discovery that a protein produced by HIV enables the virus to overcome the human body's natural defenses against viruses such as HIV, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Retrovirus Enzyme Grown in Lab

A study published on Sunday in the journal Nature has shed light on the enzyme integrase, "which is found in retroviruses like HIV and is a target for some of the newest HIV medicines," Reuters reports. Scientists at the Imperial College London... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis Caused by Syphilis

The liver has many enzymes, some of which appear in the blood and can be measured. When the level of these enzymes is high, this suggests that liver inflammation and injury is occurring. Commonly assessed liver enzymes include the following: AST... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Better Methods Needed to Diagnose and Treat HIV, TB in Children

Jennifer Furin, an infectious diseases physician and medical anthropologist who specializes in the management of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in resource-poor settings, writes in a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's "Impatient Optimists... Read more »
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are enzymes related to hiv testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if when you donate plasma and they test your enzyme levels in your liver and stuff does it have to do with hiv.I'm wondering becuase i was told my enzyme levels were low when they tested my plasma and they needed to take 2 tubes of... Read more »

LIVER ENZYME LEVELS

Posted by steelah343, 1 Reply
I just recently had an HIV test for the first time. I'm currently waiting results.
The impetus for the test was an increase in liver enzyme levels, which my doctor tells me have doubled (from 20s to 40s) in the past two years.

Again, I'm not certain... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes.

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey guys I just have a question regarding elevated liver enzymes. I contracted hiv in early December of last year and ever since my liver enzymes have been elevated. I don't drink except the occasional drink on the weekends, I don't smoke or do... Read more »

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »